(Proverbs 20:2 KJV) The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.
It is sad to say but our government is getting so strong and bureaucratic that it is almost impossible for the average citizen to deal with. Bureaucracy was developed by the Chinese to make government more efficient. On its good side it makes the process clear and defines who is responsible to whom. In the nightmare of maturity it becomes a intractable maze that depends on the whim of low level employees. I remember the time I went to renew my drivers license and the eye condition I dealt with all my life was suddenly an issue. Because the clerk didn’t want to be bothered I had to waste hours of my life going through paperwork channels. Picture what it would be like if you are accused of a crime you could not have committed or assessed a tax you should not have to pay.
It is sad to say that the best thing to do is stay off the radar. In a day when government officials are defining believing Christians as domestic terrorists it becomes wiser than ever to keep your head down and your mouth shut. Of course that is not always possible because we are commanded by God to be salt and light.
So? Pick your battles. Make sure that your are speaking on issues that are supported by Biblical principles and ultimately walk in faith. Persecution should be because of righteousness, not self-righteousness.